Friday, February 4, 2011

A New Blog, and a New Card!

I've just recently decided to start a blog focused on my crafting time, primarily making cards and other assorted crafty projects... so I thought I would start with this card I made recently to send to a family member who has been having a hard time lately and I wanted to send them some happy mail.

I'm relatively new to the card-making scheme but I was pleased with how this one turned out.  I really liked the way that the fluid chalk ink gave a "softened" stamp while offering full coverage in the interior of the card.   I inked the edges of this beautiful multishaded and slightly shimmery brown paper from Basic Grey with Tea Dye Distress Ink, then mounted the Jack and Jill Paper from Prima.  Its hard to see in the photos but I used a Quickie Glue Pen to glitter occasional flowers with yellow glitter, then used Cotton Candy Stickles on others.  I also added a little shimmer to the bird eggs, the bluebird, and the flower the little girl is holding with a Spica Glitter pen.

Supply List:
Cardstock:  Paper Recollections: Cream card base
Paper:  Prima Marketing:  Jack and Jill Paper stack, Basic Grey: Cappella Mezzo
Ink:   Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye, Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Chestnut Roan, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  Hero Arts:Everyday Sayings, Studio G: Series 57, Imaginisce: Princess Petals
Embellishments:  Offray Ribbon: Side Saddle Brown White, EK Designs: Silver Mini Bloom, Cotton Candy Stickles, Stampendous Yellow Pastel Glitter, Spica Clear Glitter pen 00
Basic Supplies:  Fiskars Guillotine Mini Trimmer, Tonic Scissors, Tim Holtz Foam Ink Applicator, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen

Submitted to:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes Flowers
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #58: Chocolate and Blue
Abby's Scrappy Mom's Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Stamping Vacation: Sweethearts 
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Goes
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious: No Reason 
PaperPlay Challenge: Stamp it out 
Craft Us Crazy: Anything Goes 
Sew Many Cards: Anything Goes


  1. What a beautiful card, I love the soft subtle colours and the black ribbon really stands out. Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week...hugs Shelly x

  2. OH Ina!! Your Blog is Beautiful!! You should see Mine... Borrring! and I have had it awhile But dont do Much but I try to every Week or to Right now, Look at the snow ! That is cool!! OOps I was here to tell you How Beautiful your Card Is!!! Love It!!!!

  3. This is so pretty! It brightened my day so I know that whoever is receiving it will smile and brighten as well! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Paper Playtime. We hope that you will join us again soon!

  4. What a beautiful card.

  5. Sorry I got you name wrong aditia I am Really bad, My mind does stupid things, But I Love Your Card!

  6. oh this is a fabulous card, would cheer me up for sure! thanks for joining us at fab n funky this week, Karen

  7. What an adorable card!! Surely to bring a smile to anyone's day! Love the softness of your project!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope you'll join us again!

  8. Gorgeous creation thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xx

  9. Very cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.

  10. Super sweet card. Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Craft Us Crazy